Liverpool keen to beat Premier League rivals to Milan ace

Stephan El Shaarawy (AC Milan)Liverpool are keen to beat the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham to the signature of AC Milan youngster Stephan El Shaarawy, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The Reds have been strongly linked with the Italian international of late, with Brendan Rodgers keen to lure at least one top class player to Anfield in January.

Despite having been labelled as one of Serie A’s finest young talents, El Shaarawy is believed to be surplus to requirements at Milan, and could be available for around £25m.

The Merseysiders have been alerted by this, and are keen to beat their domestic rivals to his signature.

‘Il Farone’ – The Pharaoh – netted 16 league goals last term during his breakthrough campaign, but has lost his starting berth this term to Mario Balotelli.

Liverpool are keen to lure him to England, and are hopeful that the example of Philippe Coutinho could convince him to make the move.

The Brazilian playmaker was frozen out of the first-team at Inter Milan, but has blossomed under Rodgers who has gifted him regular action.

El Shaarawy himself could be tempted, with his chances of representing Italy at the 2014 World Cup dependant on a fine second half of the season.

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